This may just be a piece of cloth but there’s no way denying its power to give classy styles on women’s garments. I believe you too have your own scarves collection. Ever wondered why women’s scarf had blossomed to be one of the most-used accessories in the world and how did this fashion accessory came to life?
Thanks to Ancient Rome. This is where scarves originated. However, they didn’t use it to keep themselves warm, but to keep themselves clean. It was first called as “sudarium” a Latin word for “sweat cloth”. It was used to wipe the neck’s perspiration. In other words, they were originally used as a handkerchief. This was originally used by men usually around their neck or tied to their belt.
But as time went by, women also started using scarves. Women’s scarf was made of cloth and not of wool or silk. This became widely worn by women from different parts of the world as a sign that they belong to a certain religion, and not just a part of their fashion.
Depending on a woman’s religion, a scarf symbolizes character, sanctity and modesty, and level in society. The Muslim women wear head scarves known as hijab. Hijab functions as a curtain that gives privacy to a woman.
The Catholics, on the other hand, wear veils as symbol of holiness. In the West Indies and Africa, the women wear scarves as head wraps. After that, the scarves were used as a part of academic uniform which represents an academic distinction that a person is rightfully worth of. Then, we have the Scouts. Their scarves symbolizes seniority among others and used as a way to determine the units which they belong.
Women’s scarf had been used as fashion accessories by most of the famous celebrities like Greta Garbo and Grace Kelly. These scarves were made of cotton, silk, wool, rayon and synthetic nylons. Until today, many famous fashion icons always consider scarves as their favorite accessories.
If you are to browse magazines and watch daily TV programs you will surely observe how many women devour scarves. Scarves are a great way to dress up your fall wardrobe most especially.
There are ways of using your scarves according to each season. According to Monaco, during Fall, wear your scarf around your neck to make you feel cozy. During Winter, put it around your neck and ears to make you feel warm. When Spring comes, wear it around the neck. Then during Summer, wear it around your hips to make you feel cool.
As Leigh and Luca advised, “The easiest and fastest way is to bunch it up length-ways, fold in half and place around your neck, and pull the ends through the loop. I think it’s chic and practical to tie a scarf around the handle of your bag, especially in the summer, when it can be warm outside, but chilly indoors”.
Keep your scarves handy and easy to reach. You might never know that a moment will come that it might just rescue your outfit, accentuate your bag, your dress, or might just be what you need to use against the scorching sun of summer. During winter, women’s scarf provides just the ample warmth around the neck or a cute color shout against the snow. It’s timeless and it’s all what you might need.